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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
458 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

A low pressure system and associated cold front produced
widespread showers and thunderstorms across much of the State
overnight. Yesterday evening, a few storms became strong and
produced winds of up to 60 mph along with small hail. There were
several areas that received heavy rainfall, leading to flash
flooding concerns. The heaviest rainfall was reported in Wright
and Webster Counties where 3.5 to 4.5 inches of rain fell. Other
pockets of heavy rainfall occurred over Story...Hardin...and
Grundy Counties and southern Kossuth County.  By early this
morning...cloudy skies encompassed a majority of Iowa with a few
lingering showers persisting. Temperatures ranged from the middle
to upper 60s across far southern Iowa to the upper 50s across the
northwest. Winds were light and variable in the east...but transitioned
west/northwesterly in western Iowa behind the cold front.

For today...the main story will be the much cooler temperatures.
Highs will only rise to the upper 60s across northern Iowa and
into the middle 70s far south. Skies are expected to remain mostly
cloudy for much of the day and there will be a good chance for
showers through at least midday...most numerous in the north and
east. Winds will also become breezy today ranging from 10 to 20
mph with a few gusts over 30 mph. Perhaps our first taste of fall-
like weather.

Seasonably cool temperatures will continue tonight and Sunday.
Low temperatures tonight will range from the middle 40s across
northwest Iowa to the middle 50s in southeast Iowa. Sunday is
shaping up to be a very pleasant day with high temperatures in the
lower 70s across northeast Iowa to the upper 70s in the southwest
with mostly sunny skies. A gradual warm up will ensue on Monday
into Tuesday with highs back in the 80s. The next opportunity for
widespread showers and thunderstorms coming late Tuesday into
Wednesday.

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Fowle



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